Halloween is such a fun time to make edible food, especially glow in the dark edible food!!!
I decided I wanted to try to make glow in the dark edible jelly/jello eyeballs as a fun activity for the boys.
I made these as more of a fun sensory activity that were okay to be eaten if my little one did decide to have a taste, so I didn’t plan on them tasting all that nice, but I was pleasantly surprised that they actually tasted really light and yummy too!
What you will need:
1 cup of Tonic Water.
1 cup of Coconut Milk.
1 Tablespoon of Gelatine.
1/2 a cup of Sugar.
Dark chocolate chips to use on each eye.
Cake pop mould or the bottom of plastic easter egg moulds.
(Or you could also make these as one large eye-ball in one half of a ball cake pan too.)
Black light globe in a lamp.
Over a saucepan, heat the coconut milk, tonic water, gelatine and sugar until it is all dissolved.
The coconut milk may make the mix look curdled, but it is just the solidified coconut which we want to sink to the bottom of the moulds which it will, so don’t worry if it looks a little odd in the saucepan, it will settle to the bottom, then the upper layer of the jelly/jello will be the clear tonic water, which looks really spooky and will fluoresce under your black light.
Meanwhile, spray your moulds with cooking spray to ensure the jelly will pop out of the moulds without breaking.
Leave the mixture in the pan to cool slightly, but not yet set, then pour in to your moulds, then place them in the fridge to set.
Once set, invert them on to your plate then place the dark chocolate chips upside down in to the centre of each “eyeball”.
Optional: for extra “grossness” you could also inject a small amount of red food colouring in to the middle of the eyeball from the top where you plan to place your chocolate chip, but I thought that this would be a bit too creepy for my little ones!
I actually thought the taste of tonic water and coconut jelly would be quite an odd tasting mix, but the boys and I actually REALLY liked them – they tasted great, so we not only enjoyed playing with them but we ate them quite happily too!!
These were so, so fun, they boys liked holding them up to their eyes and me taking photos of them, they kept laughing at each other when the other one held their eyeballs up to their face and their giggles were so infectious and delightful that I decided that this would have to be an annual tradition to make these!!